Property Management

apartment market

Canada’s apartment market today

Canada’s apartment market continues to capture the attention of investors craving stability in what has become an uncertain economic backdrop. Notably, Calgary apartment market conditions have
swimming pool

Getting the most from your swimming pool

Martyn Knowles, Commercial Sales Manager for Hayward Canada, shares swimming pool design and maintenance tips for apartment building owners.
pest prevention

Pest prevention for pools and other amenities

A condominium’s amenities should set it apart from competitors, keeping owners and residents happy and suites occupied — at least, that’s the goal. A property
human rights

Human rights decision applies to condominiums

A recent Ontario Human Rights Tribunal decision confirms housing provider obligations when harassment and discrimination occur in multi-res communities.
emergency response

Mass notification systems in high-rise buildings

When an emergency situation arises in a multi-residential setting, things can turn chaotic fast. To prevent this chaos, all residents, visitors and staff need to know what to do and how to react immediately. The most effective way to accomplish this is with customized, real-time mass notification systems.
in-ground irrigation system

An untapped source of water savings?

Several seasons of wear and tear can impact the efficiency of a condominium’s in-ground irrigation system. How maintenance can help lower water bills.
landscape renovation

Plan a landscape renovation in three steps

An expert walks through how to plan a successful landscape renovation for condominium properties in three steps.
apartment construction

Multi-unit starts expected to slow in 2016

According to CMHC's Q2 Housing Market Outlook , multi-unit starts are expected to slow for the remainder of the year, then stabilize in 2017.
digital strategy

Promoting your rental property today

To succeed in this modern marketplace, rental property managers need to embrace social media channels like Facebook and Twitter. They also need a comprehensive digital strategy.
zoning

Ontario opens way to inclusionary zoning

New inclusionary zoning legislation in Ontario could soon give municipalities the power to require that builders include affordable housing units in all new residential developments. If passed, the Promoting Affordable Housing Act, 2016, will be the first of its kind in Canada and could take effect in early 2017, if not sooner.
tree removal

Taking the emotion out of tree removal decisions

It's important to make objective tree removal decisions because the physical condition of these dynamic organisms can deteriorate quickly.
long-term care

A call for resources for lone elderly residents

These situations are rarely straightforward for property owners/managers juggling legal obligations to protect privacy, accommodate disabilities and ensure the health and safety of all building residents.
energy efficiency

Energy efficiency from the ground up

Energy efficiency is more than just buzz—it's the future of the rental property industry. From older buildings getting retrofits to newer builds being outfitted with the latest technologies, it's either go green or get left behind.
residential tenancy laws

Keeping up with residential tenancy laws

As the rental industry grows and changes, so do residential tenancy laws. Joe Hoffer, Partner Cohen Highley LLP, highlights three specific areas of concern.
multi-unit

Cogeneration sparks apartment sector interest

Cogeneration in Canada is no longer just for hospitals and industrial facilities—multi-residential property owners are beginning to take note of this energy savings technology, too.
home sales

Rental market demand propels sector growth

A new report from Urbanation suggests rental market demand is hot given both condo rentals and purpose-built construction starts saw record numbers in 2015.
winter safety tips for condo managers

Five winter safety tips for condo managers

December has been seasonably mild, so winter safety tips may not be top of mind for condo managers. But now is a good time to prepare for coming weather.